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|Model||Haven 12 1/2|
|Offered By||Newman Marine|
This Haven 12 1/2, Termite, was privately built from the designer, Joel White's, plans, available through the WoodenBoat store. A very popular daysailer, many were built by professional builders, boat schools, and private individuals. She has been well maintained and sailed and has been out of the water for several years, stored under cover. She has a traditional gaff-rigged sail plan, wooden spars and comes with sails and her own trailer. If you want a proven well-designed, and traditional centerboard sloop, she is worth your consideration!
The hull is cedar planked over oak frames. Oak floor timbers, stem, keel. Bulkheads are painted marine plywood. Dynel/epoxy covered marine plywood decks. Varnished mahogany sheer strake, cockpit coamings, seats & trim.
Lead keel, ballasted centerboard, transom-hung rudder with varnished oak tiller.
Varnished fir mast with mast hoops, boom, and gaff. Mahogany boom crutch.
Dacron Main sail and Jib
Stainless steel standing rigging with bronze turnbuckles.
Dacron 3-strand rope halyards and sheets.
An attractive and open layout with port and starboard varnished mahogany bench seats with custom cushions, a forward cuddy cabin with centerline bulkhead hatch, and bronze hardware.
Custom Cockpit Cushions
Triad Galvanized Trailer
While the plans for the Haven 12 1/2 footer say "designed by Joel White" and it is true that I did draw the plans, the concept and detailing of this design were developed by Nathanael Herreshoff back in 1914...All that I have done is to take the original 12 1/2 and slightly modify the lines to reduce the draft by a foot, and to provide a centerboard to offset the loss of lateral plane. Our goal while drawing the plans was to secure a shallower hull without losing the essence of N.G. Herreshoff's original design, and without creating a noticeable change in performance.
I had hoped that the new boat would closely resemble the old 12 1/2s and to this extent, I think we succeeded. If you see this boat on the mooring or out sailing from a vantage point that obscures the centerboard trunk, I don't think you can tell the new class from the old. What also pleases me is that the performance of the two classes seems to be exactly the same, both off the wind and to windward.
So let the credit for the excellence of these boats go where it is due--to the Wizard of Bristol, N.G. Herreshoff.
|Length at Waterline||12.5ft|
|Fresh Water Tank|